It seems like everyone I know loves having people over. I have always felt awkward/uncomfortable with people being over. My house is never feels clean enough (even if it is spotless). It is a huge relief for me when people go home. I'm pretty sure there is something wrong with me, lol.
Yes, I just love being around family and friends. I dont stress too much about my house being super clean. It is what it is and I figure my friends and family will accept me for what I am....and that includes a person who has a busy life, lots of kids and a house that isn't always spotless.
Don't feel bad though. I think it's normal to feel the way you describe.
I'd just as soon go to someone else's house, bring something and help them with clean up, than have to do all the prep and then clean up after at my own house but I don't mind and do it when it's my turn, gladly. It's kind of like eating out for me. I don't mind cooking but it sure is nice when the mess is somewhere else, lol
Yes I love having people over. I love get togethers all the time. Maybe because I don't go out much for the socialization. I always have my kids. I do know people that it can be overwhelming for them to have people over. It give them anxiety. So don't worry too much, it happens. Some people I worry about having over. It can be too much. I think its the kind of people though.